Dairy Water Supply

Dairy – Water is an essential nutrient for dairy cattle and a key factor in milk production. Water has a direct influence on the quantity and quality of milk production. A dairy cow needs at least 3 litres of water in order to produce 1 litre of milk. High performance dairy cows drink 150 litres of water every day.


Dairy Water Quality

The quality of the water is essential in milk production and to keep dairy cow’s healthy, which in turn comes back to milk production. It’s crucial to have properly treated water to ensure their is no contaminants that could put your dairy cattle at risk from disease, or the very least effect their production rates.

Agrismart use a chlorine dioxide water treatment which is both more effective than other disinfectants at lower concentrations, and doesn’t leave the bad taste and odour that chlorine based disinfectants do.


Dairy Water Quantity

This is a guide to dairy cattle’s water requirements but can be dependent on circumstances, environment, and diet.

Dairy cows water tanks should supply 30 – 40 litres a minute, a cows water bowl needs to supply above 20 litres of water a minute.

Dairy cow in milk needs 68 – 155 litres of water a day

Dairy cow’s water isn’t the only requirement for water on a dairy farm. Sanitation of the parlour and milking equipment is crucial for milk quality, and plant cleaning should be done with a full hot wash after every milking, not just once a day.

Thorough cleaning is essential to control Bactoscan readings ensuring all surfaces and equipment are cleaned of milk residue and bacteria.

This is also crucial to control the pathogens that can cause mastitis to prevent it spreading throughout the herd. All water used in the cleaning process needs to be treated and of drinking quality to prevent the spread of bacteria.

1 – 2 taps running at 20 psi / low pressure will use 45 litres of water a minute.


Dairy Water Accessibility

Cattle need to be able to easily access their water troughs. If there is insufficient space or slow trough refill the dairy cows will become distressed and this will impact milk production, general health, and well-being.

Agrismart helps farmers cut costs, improve profitability and productivity.

Dairy – Agrismart provide a complete and bespoke water solution. We offer a no obligation site visit to determine the best water management solution to suit your dairy farm’s unique requirements.

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Our aim is to identify high water users in dairy farming and present them with a solution that costs less than their annual water bill providing free water for their business with an ROI in under 24 months.

Water Efficiency Grants 

The ECA is a an environmental scheme which provides water efficiency grants of a 100 per cent first year allowance for water efficient technologies.

Water Efficiency Grants

Water Management

Agrismart offers agricultural water management tailored to your unique water requirements. Our water management specialists offer a no obligation site survey to establish the best water system. Providing you with a self-sufficient sustainable water solution for your farm.

Water Management

Zero Energy Pump – If you have a water supply on the farm it may be possible to offer a zero energy pump to eliminate or minimise the need for a mains water supply.

We have a range of water pumps so how ever little or much water you need and distance you need to pump the water, we have a solution to suit you.

Zero Energy Pump

Rainwater harvesting – With an integrated pump system is another option available for those without a water source on their farm. Recycling rainwater that falls on your barns and outbuildings.

Then we can find the right water pump to pump the water to where you need it.

Rainwater Harvesting

Water Treatment – Clean water is essential for disease prevention and for better milk/meat production and breeding.

Bacteria that causes infection can build up in your water tanks and troughs and without water treatment to purify the water supply livestock are at risk of disease or at least loss of condition.

Water Treatment

Water Storage – We have a Water storage tank sale on 20,000 litre water tanks – 30,000 litre water tanks, huge savings available.

Water Storage

Heavy Duty Bladder Tanks – Industrial grade bladder tanks now available which are a cheaper alternative to the MDPE vertical water tanks

Bladder Tanks

Effluent Storage Tanks – Bladder tanks are industry approved as an economical, effective & reliable effluent storage management solution for dairy farms.

Effluent Storage

Fire Prevention & Control – On-farm water supply that can be used by fire engines is critical in fire prevention and control, to minimise the fire spreading and damage that can cause.

Fire Prevention

Farming Solutions

Farming Solutions

Agrismart offers a comprehensive range of products chosen specifically to resolve modern day farming issues at a lower cost than currently available. All our farming solutions are designed to offer smarter farm management solutions, allowing farmers to address core farming issues and take back some control in an industry that’s so reliant on the unpredictability of nature, disease and weather.

Farming Solutions


Monitoring temperature in cattle is an effective way of preventing illness as early warning allows treatment before illness appears.



Agrismart currently have Livestock ID, equipment ID and secrity tags in production!



Dairy & Beef Sires. We offer semen that will match your specific breeding requirements and that suit your individual farming systems – helping you to plan for profitability.

Cattle Genetics

Agricultural Solutions

At Agrismart we are always looking to add to our farming solutions product range available to farmers. If you have a product that offers a solution to modern day farming issues and saves farmers money, or you can produce a product below the current market value get in touch.

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